Definition of cryostat in English:

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cryostat

Pronunciation: /ˈkrīəˌstat/

noun

1An apparatus for maintaining a very low temperature.
Example sentences
  • Temperature was controlled by a gold-chromel thermocouple at the base of the cryostat and monitored with an identical thermocouple immersed directly in the sample (approximately 3 mm above the illuminated volume) during measurement.
  • The sample was then mounted in a cryostat and cooled down rapidly.
  • The spectrometer was modified to incorporate an Oxford cryostat at the sample compartment.
1.1An apparatus for taking very fine slices of tissue while it is kept very cold.
Example sentences
  • Heads and bodies of wild-type flies were cut into 12-m sections using a cryostat and hybridized with the relevant probe.
  • A post-doc was working on a cryostat, cutting microscopically thin sections of tissue.
  • Smooth muscle area was determined in 8-m-thick cryostat lung sections.
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